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: Pig of the week

08-31-2000, 10:56 AM

Jeff Roop and his pet pot belly pig
Actually, I take back the reference... the fish is far too beautiful to call a pig. It's a HAWG. ;)

Jay C.
08-31-2000, 12:36 PM
Jeff and Juro,

Ohh boy that looks like fun. What did you do, pour sand into its' belly? Thats gotta be a rock or a sneaker, come on fess up !


08-31-2000, 01:33 PM
Can you share what continent that was caught on?

08-31-2000, 02:38 PM
That's me standing behind Roop and I saw that fish in person. The biggest of the Day!

08-31-2000, 03:13 PM
Way to go Roop!

Nice fish but I gotta tell ya the one I lost the next day was at least twice as big.

08-31-2000, 03:23 PM
Nice one Jeff. You deserve it man. Any estimates on the weight?


08-31-2000, 06:45 PM
Thanks guys.

Thanks to Gregg & Mike for showing me the swing, I passed it on after I landed the fish pictured above. (and lost one that was at least 3X as big)

Thanks to Juro for the deep sand eel, I caught most of mine on my night version which has black ultra hair as the top layer.

Two things I keep thinking about;
1. How fat, healthy & STRONG the fish are out there. You should have seen the workout a 30 incher gave John's 12 weight.
2. How good it felt to let that one go. Just another confirmation for me that we need to go to a 36" limit!!


09-01-2000, 11:33 AM

That's a beauty. I agree 36" minimum.